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Festival: West Cork Chamber Music Festival

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June 28 - 7 July 2019

The West Cork Chamber Music Festival takes place in Bantry, on the shores of historic Bantry Bay in County Cork, Ireland. Established in 1996, it is now one of Europe’s leading chamber music festivals and has earned a reputation for its innovative programming, the world-class calibre of its performers and its informal atmosphere.

The Festival runs for ten days with five concerts, three masterclasses and a talk each day. Bantry House is the main concert venue along with the small single-aisle church dedicated to St Brendan, whose legendary Brendan Voyage began in this part of Ireland. All the venues have an intimacy that is vital for chamber music and Bantry House itself is renowned for the atmosphere created in the candle-lit Library and the House’s extraordinarily beautiful setting at the head of Bantry Bay.

All events are within walking distance of the central hotels and one can find oneself crossing the Square in the company of world-famous musicians, the intimacy of place and venue creates a special community of musicians and music-lovers. Bantry is a one and a half hour drive from Cork city and Cork Airport which has direct flights to destinations throughout the UK and Europe.

The third running of the Festival Fringe will take place, featuring free performances in unique local venues including Garnish Island and Whiddy Island. The Festival also hosts Ireland's only Instrument-making exhibition.

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West Cork Chamber Music Festival ends in style

Henning Kraggerud © Robert Romik
British cellist Laura van der Heijden proved herself to be the sister of soul on the cello for the second night in succession.

Ibragimova thrills in splendid Bantry closer

Alina Ibragimova © Eva Vermandel
Those concertgoers who tore themselves away from the beach could watch the glorious sunlight fade to dusk through the Bantry House Library's huge windows.

Riveting Franck at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival

Apollon Musagète Quartet © Marco Borggreve
The Apollon Musagète Quartet captures the imaginative world of Panufnik, while Nurit and Pescia deliver a searingly intense Bloch Violin Sonata no. 1.